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Brussels Airport (BRU)

Brussels Airport (IATA: BRU, ICAO: EBBR) (also called Brussel-Nationaal / Bruxelles-National (Brussels-National) or Zaventem) is an international airport 6.5 NM (12.0 km; 7.5 mi) northeast of Brussels, the capital of Belgium. In 2015, more than 23 million passengers arrived or departed at Brussels Airport, making it the 21st busiest airport in Europe. It is located partially in Zaventem, partially in the Diegem area of Machelen, and partially in Steenokkerzeel, in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is home to around 260 companies, together directly employing 20,000 people and serves as the home base for Brussels Airlines, TUIfly Belgium and Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium.

Brussels Airlines cancelled 5 flights as a precautionary measure for bad weather

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Belgium's national airport, Brussels Airport, warned travellers on Friday of possible flight delays. As a precaution, the airline Brussels Airlines has cancelled five flights...

Fake bomb threat on airBaltic Airbus A220 at Brussels Airport, aircraft cleared shortly after bomb search

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This evening, an airBaltic Airbus A220-300 (registered YL-AAT) that operated flight BT603 between Riga, Latvia, and Brussels, Belgium, had to taxi to a remote...
OO-SSA, Brussels Airlines Airbus A319

Brussels Airlines Airbus A319 aborts takeoff at Lyon after bird strike

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A Brussels Airlines Airbus A319 registered OO-SSA operating flight SN3594 to Brussels Airport aborted takeoff from Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport after experiencing a bird strike. At...

Almost 1.5 million passengers passed through Brussels Airport in April, still 31% below April 2019 level

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Almost 66,000 tonnes of goods were transported Brussels Airport welcomed more than 1.5 million passengers during April, an increase of 527% compared to April 2021...

TUI fly Belgium cancels all flights to Bulgaria and North Macedonia

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TUI fly Belgium is cancelling all flights to and from Bulgaria until 30 June, VRT NWS reported on Saturday evening. All of the flights...

Air Transat resumes operations out of Belgium, utilising the Airbus A321neoLR to Montreal

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Air Transat is pleased to announce the resumption of its flights between Belgium and Canada, after long months of forced suspension due to COVID-19....

Belgian Secretary of State for Consumer Protection wants Ireland to take action against Ryanair after cabin crew strike

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Belgian Secretary of State for Consumer Protection Eva De Bleeker wants Ireland to take action against Irish airline Ryanair. Many passengers whose Ryanair flight...

dnata extends partnership with Qatar Airways Cargo in Belgium

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dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, and Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s leading air cargo carrier, have extended their partnership in...

1,200 jobs at Brussels Airport: Aviato launches a large-scale recruitment campaign

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Aviato, Brussels Airport's job centre, is launching a new recruitment campaign for Brussels Airport to fill more than a thousand jobs at the airport...

Brussels Airport presenting the Brussels Airport Aviation Awards

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Brussels Airport Company continues its annual tradition of presenting the Brussels Airport Aviation Awards. With these awards, Brussels Airport wants to honour those airlines...

Ryanair cancels next weekend’s flights from Brussels and Charleroi following announced strikes

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After the Christian trade union CNE/ACV Puls announced that the Belgian cabin crew of low-cost airline Ryanair will be on strike from Friday 22...

TUI fly Netherlands plane in trouble at Rotterdam The Hague Airport: 170 passengers forced to change planes

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A passenger plane ran into problems at Rotterdam The Hague Airport on Thursday morning. The TUI fly Netherlands Boeing 737 MAX 8 registered PH-TFU...

Passenger dies on Brussels Airlines flight from Freetown, aircraft diverts to Madrid

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Brussels Airlines was not lucky with its African flights recently: in just over one week, three flights had to be diverted for medical reasons,...

1.1 million passengers at Brussels Airport in March, six times as many as in 2021, but still only 56% of 2019

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Flown cargo volumes stable compared to 2021 In March 2022, more than 1.1 million passengers chose Brussels Airport, an increase of 500% in comparison with...

Hydraulic problem forces DHL (European Air Transport) Airbus A330 to divert to Brussels

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On 12 April, a DHL (operated by European Air Transport) Airbus A330-300 freighter (registered D-ACVG) operated flight QY372 between Milan Malpensa, Italy, and Cincinnati,...

More details on Air Belgium’s future flights to South Africa (Johannesburg and Cape Town)

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On 21 March we announced that in September Air Belgium would launch flights to both Johannesburg (JNB) and Cape Town (CPT) in the Republic...

TUI fly Belgium resumes Zanzibar and Mombasa route twice per day week from All Saints holidays

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TUI Belgium, the country's largest travel organisation, will be offering flights and package tours to Zanzibar (Tanzania) and Mombasa (Kenya) from the All Saints...

Brussels Airlines flight to Dakar and Banjul diverts to Tenerife for medical emergency

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The same day that a Brussels Airlines Airbus A330 had to divert to Tamanrasset, Algeria, for a medical emergency, another A330 of the company...

The Belgian Data Protection Authority fines the airports of Brussels and Charleroi for Covid temperature checks

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The Belgian Data Protection Authority (DPA) has imposed a fine of 200,000 euros on Brussels Airport Zaventem, and 100,000 euros on Brussels South Charleroi...

Sunweb: first flight from Belgium to Turkey in two years departs tonight

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It's been over two years since Sunweb travellers were last able to fly to Turkey, the last flight being on 7 March 2020. The...

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